Dieula Previlon, Texas – Dieula’s mission is to help women find life after trauma by finding their voice and strength. Through training, workshops, conferences etc., Dieula travels to areas like Haiti, where violence against women is prevalent and uses multiple resources to empower the victims.
Brisa De Angelo, Pennsylvania – Brisa courageously travels to Bolivia to help restore the lives of child victims of sexual violence. Work that no one else in Bolivia is doing. Her work focuses on three powerful initiatives. Brisa and the center she founded provide these precious children with free legal, social, psychological, and medical support aimed at (1) fostering healthy self-image, powerful self-esteem, and confidence, (2) reducing the long-term traumatic impact of sexual violence, and (3) providing these children the tools they need to succeed in their education and lead productive lives.
Mary Dailey Brown, Michigan – Mary co-founded SowHope in January of 2006 to inspire women around the world by promoting wellness, education, and economic opportunities. By partnering with local leaders and using local solutions to solve local problems they have directly impacted over 61,000 women through time-limited, outcome-based projects in fifteen developing countries. SowHope is one of the only global organizations focusing exclusively on the holistic needs of women living in extreme poverty.
Patricia Waschbisch (in memoriam) – Wisconsin – Patricia worked courageously and tirelessly for over 12 years assisting domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Tragically she became one of the victims and lost her life to domestic violence. We are recognizing her dedication to help others with an award to The Hope Domestic Violence Homicide Response Project that was founded in her honor.